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Baked new potatoes: the recipe for a tasty and fragrant side dish

Baked new potatoes: the recipe for a tasty and fragrant side dish


Aromatic herbs to taste

rosemary, thyme, marjoram, sage

extra virgin olive oil

THE baked new potatoes I am a outline that everyone always loves: soft on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside, they are very easy to prepare and go perfectly with roasted meat or fish dishes. A perfect preparation for any family lunch or dinner with friends, also suitable for those who have little time to devote to cooking.

New potatoes are distinguished from others by the small form and oval, and skin very thin; they are called short stories precisely because earlytherefore harvested before they reach full maturity.

Tender and delicate, new potatoes are eaten with the whole skin on, avoiding peeling them; if you prefer to remove them, just rub them with the blade of a knife, but for this recipe in particular, we advise you to leave them whole and with the skin, in order to favor the formation of the crispy crust and tasty.

To give flavor and aroma to new potatoes, we season them with herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, marjoram and oregano (but you can also add others such as myrtle, coriander and lemon balm), then add the extra virgin olive oil, a clove of garlic and a bay leaf, and cook in the oven at 180°C for about 45 minutes.

I cooking time they will depend on the size of the potatoes: we advise you to prick them with a fork to check their softness. If you wish, you can also add a pinch of sweet or smoked paprika.

Find out how to prepare them by following the step-by-step procedure and tips. If you prefer, you can also cook them in a pan.

How to bake new potatoes

After washing the new potatoes thoroughly, soak them in cold water for about 10 minutes 1.

Drain the new potatoes 2.

Dab them with a paper towel to dry them. 3.

Chop the herbs very finely 4.

Also chop the garlic cloves 5.

Pour extra virgin olive oil into a large bowl 6.

Add the chopped herbs 7.

Mix the garlic 8 and a pinch of salt.

Add the potatoes 9.

Mix well with a spoon to evenly season the new potatoes ten.

Pour the new potatoes into the baking dish 11.

Add a foil then cook the potatoes at 180 degrees for about 45-50 minutes 12. Stir the potatoes occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Cook the potatoes 13.

Then remove the leaves and serve the new potatoes hot on the table 14.


To still get new potatoes more crunchyyou can cut them in half, season them well, arrange them in an ovenproof dish, without overlapping them, then proceed to cook in the oven.

If you like to cook lightly au gratinyou can also sprinkle a mixture of grated parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs over the surface of the new potatoes.


Baked new potatoes are excellent eaten very hot freshly baked. Alternatively, you can store them in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for a day.

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